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15 Cheap Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

Thanksgiving is in a couple of weeks, that means the kids will be out of school for the very long weekend.  Keep them busy making fun inexpensive Thanksgiving crafts while you're busy in the the kitchen preparing that delicious Thanksgiving Day meal.   You can also set a kids' Thanksgiving table for your little guests and keep them entertained making their own craft projects to take home. Many of these kid's crafts are made using things you have at home or inexpensive supplies you can ...

DIY Thanksgiving Buffet Table – Free Printables

The Thanksgiving table can get very crowded.  What with the turkey, side dishes, gravy, and sauces, there's no place for anyone to actually sit down and eat! I solved this problem long ago by setting up a Thanksgiving Buffet Table for all the food and having an adult table as well as a kids' table. Depending on the space you have and the number of guests you are expecting this could take some doing. You might consider setting up different stations or bars; appetizer, sides, desserts, and ...

Decorate With Pumpkins for Thanksgiving

Who says pumpkins are just for Halloween?  You can use pumpkins for Thanksgiving decor too! Now that Halloween is over it's a good time to buy Halloween decor at discount prices.  I grabbed a few foam craft pumpkins at Walmart for half price; scrounged up a few old cups in my kitchen cabinets, I used freebies we got from Bubba Gump, Spaghetti Factory, and Circus Circus; picked up metalic spray paint, ribbons, and dried foliage; and made centerpieces for my dining tables.  It's a great and ...

Halloween Decorating With Glow Sticks and Other Inexpensive Stuff

Halloween is tomorrow!  Many yards are decked out in their spooky glory.  In my daughter's Sierra Vista neighborhood there seems to be a competition among neighbors.  Last year we saw some very creative Halloween decor, from growling monsters lurking in the bushes to ghoulish creatures dangling from tree branches.   Awesome displays that I'm sure came with a hefty price tag. A trip to the Halloween store showed us just how expensive some decorations can be.  Fog machines, life size ...

Awesome Halloween Decor from the Dollar Store

Halloween is fast approaching, decking out your home in ghostly glory is half the fun.  Who says you have to break your budget to have an awesome Halloween display.  With a little creativity, items you probably already have at home,  and a quick trip to the dollar store you too can have some ghoulish fun to fit any budget. Here are some awesome Halloween Decor made from dollar store finds! Take a trip to the Dollar Store for some witches hats and other gruesome stuff ...

Fun Pun Cards to Say “I Love You”

I know that we're all looking forward to Halloween which after all is just 2 weeks away.  But Jules from Shari's Berries sent me these cool Pun Cards and I just have to share them with you! (She also wrote the short introduction below!) I think these cute cards would be  a fantastic way to tell your loved ones just how much you care!  Tuck one into the kids' lunchboxes, I'm sure it'll put a smile on their faces for the rest of the day.  Or slip one by your partner's first cup of coffee, ...

DIY Baby Super Hero Costume

I saw this baby super hero costume on Pinterest and just had to have it for my newborn grandson, until I saw the price.  It's available by special order on etsy.com for at whopping cost of $46.  In my opinion it was too costly for a photo prop that he would really use only once, twice if it still fits on Halloween. I was determined to find a way to make this costume for fraction of the cost.  But I didn't want to haul out my sewing machine for such a tiny project so I ...

DIY Distressed Picture Frame Jars

I got this idea of Picture Frame Jars from a pin I saw on Pinterest. The difference between the pin and these jars is basically the frame around the photos, the one I saw had zig-zag edges. I read the directions to try to make it, I couldn't figure out how to attach the zig-zag stencil on to the glass so that you paint around it.  Stumped I looked around for an alternative and came up with these jars with the help of the Washi tape I found at Walmart.   I just love that the tape ...

DIY Photo Centerpiece

We hosted my mother's 80th. Birthday Party  in her Texas home the other year.  3 rows of retangular tables were set up in her driveway between the main house and the guest house.  We decided that the simplest and easiest way to decorate the tables was by placing groups of Mason Jars in 3 different sizes along the center of each row. Mason Jars are so versatile, they come in several sizes, can hold almost anything, and can be decorated to fit your theme and color scheme.  For our event ...

DIY Toddler Costume – Chick Magnet

Halloween is next month and my youngest daughter is again looking for the "winner" costume.  She has been trying to win a costume contest for years.  When she was single she dressed our poor Doberman, Portia, in all sorts of doggy costumes from Wonder Woman to a Roman Chariot paired with my grandson, her nephew, in a Roman Gladiator outfit.  A few years ago  she dressed my 1 month old grandson in 2 different costumes, a lion bunting and a skeleton.  Alas all her ...